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Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Ys Origin, Ys I & II Chronicles+ and a href='http://store.steampowered.com/app/207320/'>Ys: The Oath in Felghana!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time.
Community Announcements - Dino
We made a proper Linux/SteamOS port of LIMBO. Write to support@playdead.com for any issues with the game.
Community Announcements - [TrendyEnt] iamisom
In the original Dungeon Defenders, we used different colors to designate enemy difficulties. This was a clear way to show that one enemy was harder than another, but it didn’t allow for variety in the way enemies were presented during each wave.

In Dungeon Defenders II, we’ve thrown out the color system, and we’re now using a tier system. A tier is basically an “upgraded” version of an enemy. We’ve shown you different enemy tiers in previous blogs from Javelin Throwers to the nightmare-inducing Ogres. These enemies and almost every other enemy in the game will come at your defenses in different tiers. Below, you can see a Tier 1 Orc, a Tier 2 Orc and a Tier 3 Orc.

Read More Here!

P.S. We're still working on the DD2 community hub to post all of this DD2 into. Thanks for your patience. We really appreciate it! And to everyone who just joined us over the Steam Summer Sale, we hope you're enjoying the game!

Jul 1, 2014
Announcement - Valve
To celebrate Canada Day, we're sorry to announce our Canada Day Daily Deal. We apologize in advance for great deals on a set of Canadian-developed titles, with discounts from 33% to 75% off*.

So put down those creatively flavored potato chips and see all the deals here. Poutine not included.


*Offer ends July 3rd at 10AM Pacific.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

I've returned to this particular Proteus island many times. But am I simulating walking or exploring or wandering or dreaming or?

I’ve discovered a novel way to conduct interviews: tweet vaguely about something you’re interested in, then wait for two game designers you like and respect to have a chat about it and send you the logs. I carefully laid my bait: “I use ‘walking simulator’ warmly and earnestly. I adore walking around looking at stuff and reflecting. Walking is great! Sim it to the max.”

The trap snared my chums Ed Key and Ricky Haggett. Ed created walking simulator Proteus while Ricky is working on Hohokum, a dicking-about sim for PlayStations which might, with fewer puzzles, be called a walking simulator. Unsuspecting, they discussed Proteus, the ‘genre,’ exploring and wandering, and what a “walking simulator” even is. Afterwards they decided “Just email it to Alice,” rather than blog about the chat themselves. “She can turn it into ‘news,’” they said. Suckers!

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Community Announcements - [TrendyEnt] iamisom
Before any of the lush environments, gnarly villains and dashing heroes step into the third dimension, we need to make them look like something — preferably something cool! So how do we create concepts for DD2? I figured we could go back to one of our recently revealed enemies, the Javelin Thrower, and see what it took for this abomination to come into fruition. (I also want to use this blog post as an excuse to melt your eyes with tons of art.)

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P.S. Thanks to the comments in our previous announcements, we should have an official DD2 Steam group in the near future for all of our DD2 announcements. We'll post about it here when the group goes live. Thanks for your patience, Defenders!

Product Update - Valve
Tower Wars combines elements of tower defense, RTS, and all-out multi-player mayhem to bring you a completely unique experience, delivered with a fun and funny not-so-old world style!

Along with the third season of competitive play, the latest updates include new ranked maps, gameplay changes, and an extended tutorial. Check it out!

Community Announcements - [SVS] whyttrash
INTRODUCING TOWER WARS SEASON 3!

On the heels of our latest update which introduced NEW MAPS to all play modes and many balance changes within the game, today marks the start of Tower Wars Season 3! Both Season Play and participation is really simple and it doesn't require any special sign-ups or setup. All you need to do is play the game! From here on out, any time you play a Ranked game, it will count toward the current season! Easy! The more you play, the more you have a chance to climb the Season Leaderboard!

Of course, there is still a full suite of options for unranked, bot matches and custom game setups all which are playable on the new maps, so no pressure! We will finalize the end date and reveal prizes soon, so stay tuned!

For those who might have missed the information on the latest update, check out below!

Tower War Update v.1.1133 Information

New Map

  • We've added a new map for use in ranked/unranked Multiplayer and in Meat vs. Metal -- "Casualty Creek".


Maps added to multiplayer dedicated servers

  • Lava You Deeply (reinstated)
  • Casualty Creek (new)


Game balance update
Units:

  • Increased Zoombot’s BP generation by 10%.
  • Buffed Mortimer by 10% to health, armor, and shield. Buffed Gold-level Mortimer by 20% to H/A/S.
  • Reduced gold cost to unlock Mortimer by 10% (leaving BP unlock cost alone).
  • Reduced gold cost to produce a Mortimer by 10%.
  • Removed 10% of Mortimers from scripted waves in single-player "tower defense challenges".
  • Bounties: all tier 3 units and up, gold bounty for killing these units increased to a flat 1/3 of build cost.
  • Increased berserk response to juggling -- units move faster and stay berserk longer, especially with repeated juggling.


Scout Tower:

  • Increased damage boost effect to 15 / 25 / 35%.


Lava Tower:

  • Specialized damage to health and armor; now does minimal damage to shields.
  • Damage-over-time to anyone who walks through, with an extra hit to anyone making a bucket pour.
  • The net result is expected to be a significant upgrade to the damage output of this tower.


Hammer Tower:

  • Increased stun duration to 2 / 2.5 / 3 seconds.


Level 3 Mines and Miners:

  • Reduced cost of a Level 3 miner to 300 gold, 90 BP.
  • Increased the gold disadvantage of Bots 1, 2, and 3, to prevent them from benefiting from this change.


Miscellaneous changes

  • Tips added to loading screens.
  • "Interactive tips" added to bots 1, 2, and 3 -- we chat hints and situational updates to the player.
  • Bots 1 and 2 made easier (slower progress up the tech tree). They are still allowed to win.
  • Clicking on a tower no longer upgrades the tower -- use shift-click to upgrade.
  • Text chat can be disabled. (type /off in the chat window)
  • Music volume reduced while in multiplayer queue.
  • Pre-game "ready" box no longer times out in bot games, so you can go to the fridge during the loading screen.


Bugfixs:

  • Fixed the elusive random "navmesh" crash.
  • Fixed invisible ready timer in multiplayer games. Now works as before.
  • Fixed text chat disable only working for bot tips. Now works for regular chat too.
  • Fixed high-level bots falsely introducing themselves as low-level bots, promising tips that never happen. Now high-level bots don't chat, as intended.
  • Fixed a bug in Unranked Private Match: if the host selected Random Map, and it picked Lava Mines or Casualty Creek, then the host would see many missing textures.
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After a good start yesterday, day two of Steam s dozen-day Summer Sale isn t necessarily obliterating our minds with savings, but there s still some great values available today or through shorter-term flash sales. Within, find our picks for the best current deals on Steam. Don t forget that GOG is having a summer sale of its own, too.



Reminder: if a game isn't a daily deal or a flash sale, it could pop up later in the sale for an even lower price. If you want to be safe, wait until June 30 to pick up a sale-long deal.



5 - Ikaruga

50% off: $4.99 / 3.49 Steam store page | Note: May be reduced further in a Flash sale

50% may not be a huge discount, but one of the best SHMUPS of all time is worth every penny. Unlike most bullet hell shooters, Ikaruga's polarity-switching gameplay gives you the power to absorb some bullets while dodging others. At first, switching from white to black and back to stay alive just seems cool. Once you discover how the polarity system plays into scoring, you realize how deep and intimidating and brilliant it really is. Ikaruga's developer Treasure has been mostly dormant for the past few years, and this is their first-ever port to the PC. Back in January, the developer said it was mulling a new game for Steam. The more successful Ikaruga is on PC, the more likely that is to happen.



4 - Amnesia Collection

80% off: $6.99 / 4.79 - Steam store page

The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, conveniently bundled into one cheap night terror. We loved both of them. Unlike horror games which arm you with evil-defeating ghost bullets, Amnesia is about being hunted: running, hiding, being disgustingly terrified by a sound effect. What Amnesia gets more than other survival horror games is that the things you can imagine are far more horrifying than anything it can show you on the screen. Even so, it ll show you some damn nasty stuff.



2 - The Walking Dead: Season 2

50% off: $12.49 / 9.49 - Steam store page

Putting players into Clementine's tiny shoes in season two of The Walking Dead was a gamble. In the first season, Lee was a grown-up, with the strength to fight walkers and the authority to make big decisions. How would that translate to playing a young girl? While episode one was a step down in quality, episode two was one of the best episodes Telltale has ever created. It proved that players can still make tough decisions as Clementine, and the season has mostly made her a believable protagonist. She can seem a little too grown up now and then, but the season is both gripping and heartbreaking so far. $2.50 per episode is a fantastic price.



2 - Prison Architect

66% off: $10.19 / 6.79 - Steam store page

Introversion s security sim is an interesting confluence of capitalism, architecture, management, and morality. The theme puts multiple, often contradicting goals before you: prisoner safety, spatial efficiency, prisoner well-being, making a profit, and making sure your prison is totally secure. Building a space that supports these goals is a fascinating exercise.



1 - Mount & Blade Collection

80% off: $6.99 / 4.99 - Steam store page | Flash sale: Buy it before 8 p.m. EST

It won t make your GPU sweat, but Taleworlds medieval sandbox action-RPG is one of our favorite open-ended experiences on PC. M&B s go anywhere, pillage anything approach to the genre is unlike anything else: a dynamic world populated by dozens of lords and dukes serving multiple factions, each roaming the same massive medieval landscape as you. Steal from farmers. Get married. Siege a castle. The combat is clumsy at times, but we love loosing arrows packs of bandits. Warband is what you should play, but this collection is a ticket to the ridiculous Star Wars Conquest mod for the original Mount & Blade.



Other great deals today

Remember that games not categorized as Daily Deals or Flash Sales may be reduced further.



Retro/Grade (90% off) $0.99 / 0.69

Deponia (90% off) $1.99 / 1.59

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (75% off) $7.49 / 6.24

Cloudbuilt (75% off) $4.99 / 3.74

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Collector's Bundle (75% off) $9.99 / 7.49

Defense Grid: The Awakening (75% off) $2.49 / 1.74

Devil May Cry 4 (75% off) $4.99 / 3.49

Unity of Command Trilogy Bundle (70% off) $8.99 / 6.89

Bit.Trip.Runner Franchise Pack (65% off) $5.94 / 4.54

Don't Starve + Reign of Giants DLC (60% off) $7.59 / 5.59
Community Announcements - [TrendyEnt] iamisom
Are you missing any of the DLC? Want to give your friend a copy of the game? Now's your chance! For the next 8 hours, Dungeon Defenders and all of the DLC released are 75% off. Interested? Head to the Dungeon Defenders Steam Store page!

Thanks for your support, Defenders.
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